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Maine Avenue Fish Market

 
 
Maine Avenue Fish Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 4, 2019
1. Maine Avenue Fish Market Marker
Inscription.  Opened in 1805, the Maine Avenue Fish Market is the oldest continuously operating fish market in the United States, 17 years older than New York City's Fulton Fish Market.
 
Location. 38° 52.876′ N, 77° 1.614′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Maine Avenue Southwest and Market Square Southwest, on the right when traveling east on Maine Avenue Southwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1120 Maine Avenue Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Annual Oyster Derby (within shouting distance of this marker); Potomac River Shoreline (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin Banneker Park (about 300 feet away); Banneker Circle: Vista to the Past (about 300 feet away); The River Queen (about 500 feet away); "a magnificent waterfront entranceway..." (about 600 feet away); Waterfront Commerce (about 600 feet away); America's Oldest Operating Fish Market (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Maine Avenue Fish Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 4, 2019
2. Maine Avenue Fish Market Marker
Municipal Fish Market image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 4, 2019
3. Municipal Fish Market
Sign on the building
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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